Technis ke Politismou”
(Workshop of Art and Culture) is a non-profit
cultural society which
aims to preserve and promote the Greek culture either in
Greece or abroad. It was founded in 1995
and is based in Agia Paraskevi (Ag. Ioannou Street 24A).
Since 2005 the main branch is located at Gerakas, Attiki
, Marathonos Ave. 132 (across the street from Carrefour
Supermarket) and there is also a branch in Rafina sheltered
at the 1st Primary School of Rafina.
The activities of the Society include traditional dancing
(beginners and advanced classes), independent traditional
choir, classes for traditional musical instruments and
theoretical workshops on Greek tradition, dances and songs.
Up to date, the choir and the dancing group of the Society
have performed in many cultural events in Athens, around
Greece and abroad. The Research Team of the Society , under
the supervision of Mr. Christos Theologos has organized a
number of trips to research and record customs and
traditions in various places of Greece. The results of this
research, with a special interest in the areas of Asia
Minor, Cappadocia and the islands of Chios and , have been
presented in seminars around Greece (Alexandroupolis,
Sparta, Florina, Kavala, the Islands of Corfu, Syros, Crete
etc) as well as abroad (Belgium, France, Switzerland and
The Society owns a rather large number of books and
audio-visual material on traditional Greek culture, and also
sufficient number of costumes, exact replicas of the
traditional old ones.
CLASSES OF THE WORKSHOP
There are groups for
beginners and also advances groups for learning traditional
Greek dancing ,where every effort is given, not just to
learn the dancing steps or the musical tunes, but to
experience dancing as a way of self expression and living.
Instructors: Christos Theologos, Georgios Rigos, Pari
The traditional choir of the Society performs both
independently or together with the dancing group in shows
and performances, serving with respect the Greek traditional
Polyphonic song workshop
The polyphonic song group of the Society
performs both independently or together with our dancing
group in shows and performances, preserving this unique way
of singing from Epirus, Greece.
Instructor: Vagelis Kotsou
objective of this team is the scientific study and recording
of the tradition - culture of the coastline of Asia Minor (Mikra
Asia), of Kapadoccia, the Islands of Northern Aegean and not
limited in all the areas of Greece where today the Refugees
and their descendants of Asia Minor (Mikra Asia) and of
Black Sea (Pontos) live. Responsible - coordinator of the
team is Mr Christos Theologos.
After the pin-pointing of research
subjects, Mr Theologos is organizing missions in the Greek
regions, where with the proper audio-visual equipment
records local customs and traditions, and through scientific
elaboration of the collected materials, he carries the torch
of learning to the young people of the cities that have the
interest to become participants of the riches of the Greek
folklore and tradition.
results of the works of the Research Team are presented at
the Theoretical class, that has the purpose of the creative
introduction of the members of the Workshop with the
entirety of Neo-Hellenic traditional culture. Sponsors of
the Class are Mr. Christos Theologos and Mr. Nikos
Traditional Greek musical instrument workshop
Distinguished musicians, specialized in traditional musical
instruments, teach different musical instruments for the
members of the Society.
Instructors: Zacharias Spiridakis, Odiseas Stefanis,
The objective of this team is the scientific study and
recording of the traditions and the culture of the coastline
of Asia Minor (Mikra Asia), Cappadocia, the Islands of the
Northern Aegean Sea and all the areas of Greece where
refugees from Asia Minor (Mikra Asia) and the Black Sea (Pontos)
and their descendants, live today. Supervisor and
coordinator of the team is Christos Theologos. Research
trips are organized to different areas in Greece, annually.
Using appropriate audio-visual equipment local customs and
traditions are recorded and the raw material is analyzed and
presented to young people in urban areas, in order to
familiarize themselves with the traditional Greek culture.
The material from the Research Team is presented at the
Theoretical workshop, in order to introduce to the members
of the Society a global aspect of the Neo-Hellenic
Instructors: Christos Theologos, Andreas Agouropoulos,